Lancing Steel - Path of Exile

Lancing Steel Lancing Steel is a steel skill.

Thrust an Axe or Sword forward, consuming your Steel Shards to form a cluster of shards in front of you. The cluster will fire a number of projectiles in sequence, aiming at enemies in front of or close to it. Steel Shards are gained with the Call of Steel Skill.

Attack, Projectile, Physical. Level: 1–20. Cost: 8–10 Mana. Attack Speed: 80% of base. Attack Damage: 63–106% of base. Effectiveness of Added Damage: 63–106%. Requires Level 28.

  • (20–113) to (30–169) Added Attack Physical Damage
  • Fires 3 additional Projectiles
  • Fires 50% more Projectiles per Steel Shard consumed
  • 20% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
  • Hits after the first on each Enemy deal 60% less Damage
  • Consumes up to 4 Steel Shards

Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.

NameAdditional Effects From QualityWeight
Lancing Steel(0–20)% increased Impale Effect50

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Related Gems

Support Gems

Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelStrengthDexterityCostBase Damage20 to 30 Added Attack Physical DamageExperience
1282942863%20, 30199,345
2313246865.3%23, 35285,815
3343550867.5%27, 40401,344
4373754869.8%31, 46554,379
5404058972.1%35, 53477,437
6424260974.3%38, 58583,786
7444463976.6%42, 63710,359
8464666978.8%45, 681,355,511
9484868981.1%49, 741,138,877
10504971983.4%53, 801,368,233
11525174985.6%58, 861,638,338
12545376987.9%62, 931,956,648
13565579990.2%67, 1013,655,184
14585782992.4%73, 1093,017,327
156059841094.7%78, 1177,759,995
166260871096.9%84, 12615,138,193
176462901099.2%91, 13626,083,825
1866649210101.5%98, 14662,620,247
1968669510103.7%105, 157211,708,088
2070689810106%113, 169
217210108.3%121, 181
227410110.5%130, 195
237610112.8%139, 209
247810115.1%149, 224
258011117.3%160, 239
268211119.6%171, 256
278411121.8%183, 274
288611124.1%196, 293
298811126.4%209, 314
309011128.6%223, 335
319111129.8%231, 346
329211130.9%239, 358
339311132%247, 370
349411133.2%255, 382
359511134.3%263, 395
369611135.4%272, 408
379711136.6%281, 421
389811137.7%290, 435
399911138.8%300, 449
4010011139.9%309, 464

Skill functions and interactions

  • Steel Shards: Equipping this skill grants the Call of Steel ability, which is used to generate Steel Shards. This skill consumes up to 4 Steel Shards to launch 50% more projectiles per Steel Shard used.
  • Melee: Lancing Steel is not considered a melee attack despite using melee weapons, similarly to Spectral Throw.

Item acquisition

Lancing Steel can drop anywhere. Drop level: 28.

Recipes

Lancing Steel can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
6 The Fox Random level 20 gem
8 Dying Anguish Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality
8 The Hook Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative quality
3 Gemcutter's Promise Random gem with 20% quality
1 Gemcutter's Incubator Random gem with 1–20% quality
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Lancing Steel:

Item Limit Radius Stats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lancing Steel.

Name Level Labyrinth Stats Spawn Weighting
Enchantment Lancing Steel Chance To Not Consume Shards 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Lancing Steel has 20% chance to count as consuming Steel Shards without Consuming them helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Chance To Not Consume Shards 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Lancing Steel has 30% chance to count as consuming Steel Shards without Consuming them helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Damage 1 66 Merciless Labyrinth Lancing Steel deals 25% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Damage 2 75 Eternal Labyrinth Lancing Steel deals 40% increased Damage helmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lancing Steel Number of Additional Projectiles 1 75 Eternal Labyrinth Lancing Steel fires an additional Projectile helmet 100
default 0

Unique items

These unique items are related to Lancing Steel or its secondary skill Call of Steel

Item Base Item Level Stats
Lord of Steel Viridian Jewel 1 5% increased Impale Effect
Call of Steel deals Reflected Damage with (40-50)% increased Area of Effect
Call of Steel has (80-100)% increased Use Speed
Lord of Steel Viridian Jewel 1 10% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit with Attacks
Call of Steel deals Reflected Damage with (40-50)% increased Area of Effect
Call of Steel causes (20-25)% increased Reflected Damage
Lord of Steel Viridian Jewel 1 Impale Damage dealt to Enemies Impaled by you Overwhelms 10% Physical Damage Reduction
Call of Steel has (80-100)% increased Use Speed
Call of Steel causes (20-25)% increased Reflected Damage
Steelworm Broadhead Arrow Quiver 52 (8-10)% increased Attack SpeedGrants Call of Steel
(30-60)% increased Evasion Rating and Armour
Deal no Non-Physical Damage
Attacks that Fire Projectiles Consume up to 1 additional Steel Shard
Skills Fire 3 additional Projectiles for 4 seconds after
you consume a total of 12 Steel Shards

Alternate skill effects

Lancing Steel has the following alternate skill effects:

Item Effect(s)
Temple Lancing Steel Effect Your Lancing Steel becomes a Temple Effect.

PoE Lancing Steel Build for Champion Players

1. Character: 94 Champion

Life: 4902Strength:318
Energy Shield: 46Dexterity: 281
Mana: 727Intelligence: 149
Evasion Rating: 0Charges: E: 3 / F: 3 / P: 3
Armour: 25575

2. Skill Gems Build

Main skill: Lancing Steel. DPS: 235K. These are the support skill gems for it:

Body Armour: Lancing Steel Lancing Steel (Green) (20 / 20), Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support (Blue) (19 / 20), Brutality Support Brutality Support (Red) (20 / 20), Vicious Projectiles Support Vicious Projectiles Support (Green) (20 / 20), Impale Support Impale Support (Green) (20 / 20), Maim Support Maim Support (Red) (20 / 20), Pierce Support Pierce Support (Green) (15),

Helmet: Leap Slam Leap Slam (Red) (20), Faster Attacks Support Faster Attacks Support (Green) (20 / 20), Shattering Steel Shattering Steel (Green) (20 / 20), Blood Magic Support Blood Magic Support (Red) (19),

Gloves: Ancestral Protector Ancestral Protector (Red) (20), Enduring Cry Enduring Cry (Red) (20 / 20), Culling Strike Support Culling Strike Support (Green) (20), Second Wind Support Second Wind Support (Green) (20 / 20),

Boots: Molten Shell Molten Shell (Red) (20), Cast when Damage Taken Support Cast when Damage Taken Support (Red) (20 / 20), Increased Duration Support Increased Duration Support (Red) (20 / 20),

Weapon: Blood Rage Blood Rage (Green) (20 / 20), Maim Support Maim Support (Red) (17 / 20), Flesh and Stone Flesh and Stone (Red) (20 / 20),

Offhand: Dread Banner Dread Banner (Red) (20 / 20), Sniper’s Mark (Green) (20), Pride (Red) (20),

3. Passive Skill Build

Lancing Steel Passive Build

Keystones / Ascendency:

  • Iron Grip: 84%
  • Point Blank: 84%
  • Master of Metal: 73%
  • Unstoppable Hero: 70%
  • Fortitude: 70%
  • First to Strike, Last to Fall: 54%
  • Call to Arms: 52%
  • Wind Dancer: 36%
  • Iron Reflexes: 36%
  • Acrobatics: 27%
  • Phase Acrobatics: 23%

4. Equipment Build

Weapons:

  • Sword / Sword: 48%
  • Two Handed Sword: 30%
  • Two Handed Axe: 20%
  • Sword / Shield: 2%

Body Armour: Lioneye's Vision Crusader Plate

Weapon: Beltimber Blade Eternal Sword(One Handed Sword)

Offhand Weapon: Beltimber Blade Eternal Sword(One Handed Sword)

Helmet: Soul Visor Lion Pelt

Gloves: Golem Palm Gripped Gloves

Boots: Carrion Pace Legion Boots

Belt: The Nomad Studded Belt

Amulet: Empyrean Noose Agate Amulet

Ring: Chimeric Gyre Sapphire Ring, Dire Knuckle Topaz Ring

Lancing Steel Build Example

Lancing Steel 3.12 Reworked

Lancing Steel has been completely reworked. Using the attack now consumes 4 shards, creating a whirling cluster of shards pointing forward. The cluster rapidly fires out its projectiles, aiming towards enemies in front at great range or enemies in any direction close to the cluster. The projectiles target enemies the cluster hasn't hit first, letting the cluster pick off weaker enemies before focusing on remaining targets. The projectiles deal more damage to targets that haven't yet been hit by each cluster of shards, to make the skill much more effective at taking out very large groups of enemies that are spread out.

Additional projectiles add to the total number of projectiles each cluster fires, with 50% more projectiles fired for each shard consumed. This means that the skill usually fires three times its number of projectiles at a fixed rate, creating a hail of shards that deal a devastating salvo of damage, especially when combined with the impale effect. You can have multiple clusters active at once, limited only by how fast you can generate Shards.

Because of the high shard cost, you'll likely want to invest in a chance to impale, so that you've got more shards in enemies to draw out with Call of Steel.

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